Hold On

Posted by MaskedPrognosticator on December 20, 2017 under Masked Prognosticator | Be the First to Comment

Desperation sets in as only two weeks remain. Combine that with the time of year and stress is inevitable. Hold on and I promise we will get through this together. All your holiday predictions are right here in this weeks Secret Sauce! ….

December 20, 2017

 

Secret Sauce

 

Your link to insightful, from the gut, game analysis reached by vague statistical interpretation and dedicated to enhancing your AmericasPool experience by raising your winning percentage.  Plus other crap.

 

I Am the Masked One.  Hold On.

 

As the saying goes, it’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.  Despite coach Tomlins response of not crying over spilt milk, you can believe in front of the bathroom mirror he’s holding onto the vanity screaming that’s BULL SHIRT!  Patriot fans however, are saying now hold on.

In all it’s glory instant replay has undoubtedly changed and improved the game.  Getting the call right is only fair and in keeping with the spirit of professional sports.  Like any rule though they are subject to interpretation based on the perception of those directly involved at the time.  Not unlike the current tax proposal facing our legislatures.  They have a thousand pages of clearly (ha!) spelled out accounting and legal language (gibberish) but depending on whether you have an elephant or donkey on your lapel it’s either the holy grail or the papyrus from hell.

At the crux of the (football) debate is the maintaining control of the ball through the entire reception process.  The way it’s being enforced though, refs should just change the TD hand signal to a shoulder shrug till the replay man/person/god says it’s a touchdown.  Patriot fans can hate me if you want ( I really don’t care it’s why I wear the mask ) but you didn’t deserve the win.  Had he been touched when his knee was down it would have been a catch and down by contact.  It was a catch then a touchdown the second the ball broke the plane.  At worst he recovered his own fumble in the end zone. Don’t cry to me the ball moved.  It was a catch.

Where does it end?  Soon the quarterback will have to maintain control through the entire throw.  Announcer ;  Oh I don’t know Joe, looked like a 12% wobble in that spiral.  As we know excessive wobbling has been known to cause seizures in players undergoing concussion protocol and cameramen on Prozak.  Really now, I think FOX should host a referees version of C ‘MON MAN!

The big holiday is almost upon us.  Santa is playing havoc with the schedule as there is no Thursday game this week.  Two games on Saturday kick us off with a two game chaser on Monday to finish out the three day gridiron marathon.  Only two more games left in the regular season!  Playoffs are coming, just hold on.

 

The Masked Prognosticator

 

Masked Musings –  Merry Christmas and Merry any other holiday from your Father of Foresight and everyone at AmericasPool.

 

Week 16 stirs like this!….

Ravens ride Colts

Vikings pillage Packers

Lions bang Bengals

Chiefs hook Dolphins

Bears claw Browns

Patriots pay Bills

Saints flock Falcons

Panthers pirate Bucs

Redskins break Broncos

Rams topple Titans

Chargers ground Jets

Niners surprise Jags

Cowboys brand Seahawks

Cardinals slay Giants

Steelers drill Texans

Eagles sack Raiders

 

 

 

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